Next Generation Science Standards: NGSS
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K-12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.
A goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K-12 standards that give educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students' interests in science and prepares them for college, careers, and citizenship.
The Next Generation Science Standards are student performance expectations in Science and Engineering Practices (SEP), Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI), and Crosscutting concepts. Performance expectations clarify the expectations of what students will know and be able to do by the end of the grade or grade band.
Use the links below to access the individual grade levels’ Science standards.
NEXT Generation Science Standards NGSS PDF